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  • 69.000 R2 Avanti about done

    Should be on ebay shortly, here are some pics.


    http://www.stude.com/R2Avanti/


    First draft of the ebay write up:


    http://www.stude.com/R2Avanti/R2.html
    Last edited by JDP; 12-29-2010, 06:30 PM.
    JDP Maryland

  • #2
    That Avanti jacket is the second one of those I've ever seen! I have the first I ever saw...bought it at the South Bend factory in '86. It's only been worn a couple of times as I "expanded" over the years! Just never have wanted to get rid of it...my wife might wear it occasionally at a car show if I ask her, but the sleeves are much too long for her.

    Nice to see another one of them.
    Last edited by Gunslinger; 12-30-2010, 06:41 AM.
    Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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    • #3
      The first owner bought it many years ago when he had some work done at the Avanti II plant. We have pictures from the 70's of his visit.
      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        JP, The pictures are from the 80s... lets get it right, eh?
        sals54

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        • #5
          JP,
          Nice looking Avanti, and another great listing! The listing refers to your friend (Sal's) comments below, but either they are not there or not identified as such.

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          • #6
            I know what you mean, but the part about the super charger being 100 cubic inches is not exactly ....

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            • #7
              Yep, I'll add them when Sal sends them. I'll go live tommorow.
              JDP Maryland

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              • #8
                Nice listing as always, with one glaring error: I note you wrote "a interior". ANY time a word begins with a vowel it is preceded by "an", as in "an interior". If it starts with a consonant, it is preceded by "a". If you say it aloud and listen, you can hear it's wrong. An apple, an egg, an Avanti, an English nazi; a car, a listing, a high price, a bidding war. See?

                Of course, it's not a big crime or anything; it's just a little off-putting in an ad for a high-dollar car.

                Will be interesting watching it, this time of year in particular.
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                • #9
                  I'm asking this for my own referance, not in critiquing your ad draft. I thought the R3 Avanti was the fastest production car, not the R2; with the R3s top speed 168 mph. Did I get the stuff mixed up again?
                  Dylan Wills
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by silverhawk View Post
                    I'm asking this for my own referance, not in critiquing your ad draft. I thought the R3 Avanti was the fastest production car, not the R2; with the R3s top speed 168 mph. Did I get the stuff mixed up again?
                    The Car and Driver quote with a obvious ET typo that was the source of the longer quote I used.

                    "A crew from Studebaker took an R-2 out to Nevada for speed tests and ran a standing to a quarter mile in 60.8 seconds, hitting 107.10 mi. per hour with a 3.31-to-one axle ratio, making it indisputably the fastest genuine production car in America, if not the world."



                    No question the R3 was faster both in the 1/4 and top end, but a R2 could still do 150 MPH, not sure of any other US cars that could do that in 1962.
                    JDP Maryland

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                    • #11
                      Ok, thanks for the correction! I'm always standing up for Studebaker among Big 3 friends, so I greatly appreciate it
                      Dylan Wills
                      Everett, Wa.


                      1961 Lark 4 door wagon
                      1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
                      1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
                      1914 Ford Model T

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